Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling in the US

Shifting supply chain trends in the Women's and Children's Apparel Wholesaling industry have changed aspects of industry operations over the five years to 2019. Amid these changes, improving economic conditions have provided the industry with some stability, preventing steady declines in industry revenue. This stability was further aided by declining input prices, such as the world price of cotton, for upstream manufacturers in addition to an appreciating US dollar. However, the vertical integration of the supply chain has posed a threat to industry operators during the current period. Overall, industry revenue has declined over the past five years. However, industry revenue is forecast to return to growth over the five years to 2024. While the average industry profit margin is expected to remain steady over the next five years, the difference between profit earned by smaller and larger operators will likely increase as operators are anticipated to leverage economies of scale to boost operational efficiencies.

Industry operators purchase and resell women’s, children’s, infants’ and unisex clothing and accessories. Operators purchase apparel from manufacturers and sell these products to retailers, with minimum or no further development of the product. Most wholesalers in this industry undertake sales and administrative activities, such as establishing relationships with manufacturers and retailers, marketing and advertising, and storage and transportation of stock.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY
Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

PRODUCTS & MARKETS
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalization

MAJOR COMPANIES

OPERATING CONDITIONS
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

KEY STATISTICS
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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